CHAPTER 01. Peppermint Leaf Extract
Peppermint is used for a variety of different things, ranging from dental products to food and beverages. As familiar as it is to us, peppermint is said to have been used just as much long ago.
In ancient Egypt, it was used for food and medicinal purposes. In ancient Greece, it was used as an ingredient for perfumes, strengthening agents, and bath additives.
Known to reduce mental fatigue, depression, anxiety and to include properties that cooled when hot and warmed when cold, it is not surprising peppermint was used to treat colds, coughs, respiratory problems and stomach ailments.
Then how is it being used in skincare?
Menthol, a major component of peppermint, is said to cool the skin. The mucous membranes have an antimicrobial and antibacterial effect.
With these properties, it soothes and calms skin irritations related to skin trouble and also strengthens the skin barrier to protect your skin from pollutants.
This menthol ingredient also gives a cooling sensation to the skin and helps lock in moisture and promote the skin to retain moisture.
EWG SKIN DEEP has set the criteria for evaluating the safety of cosmetic ingredients. Peppermint Leaf Extract has received a score of 1, from a 1-10 rating - 1 being the safest.
The mint complex eases skin troubles such as acne while effectively providing moisture for your skin.
CHAPTER 02. Apple Mint Leaf Extract
With strong vitality, good fragrance and various other uses, apple mint is well known as a fantastic herb to grow in the house.
Similarly to peppermint, menthol is a major component of apple mint. However, unlike peppermint, apple mint produces a mild aroma of sweet apple mixed with refreshing mint.
When used in skincare, apple mint calms the tired skin and boosts the skin’s vitality.
Additionally, like peppermint, it gives the skin a refreshing effect while revitalizing and locking in moisture to keep the skin moisturized.